1. Introduction to this policy
2. About us
2.1. The terms samten or us or we refer to samten limited, the owner of the products. We are a company registered in england and wales under company number 10546784 whose registered office is at the exchange fiveways, temple street, llandrindod wells, united kingdom, ld1 5hg, uk. The term you refers to the individual using the products. 2.2. [our data protection officer is [insert name and position]. ]
3. Data protection
3.1. References in this policy to: 3.1.1. Data protection law means: the data protection act 1998 (until repealed) (dpa), the data protection directive (95/46/ec) (until repealed) and, from 25 may 2018, the general data protection regulation 2016/679 (gdpr) or any equivalent provision which may replace the gdpr following the formal political separation of the united kingdom from the european union; the regulation of investigatory powers act 2000; the telecommunications (lawful business practice) (interception of communications) regulations 2000 (si 2000/2699); the electronic communications data protection directive (2002/58/ec); the privacy and electronic communications (ec directive) regulations 2003 (si 2426/2003); and all applicable laws and regulations which may be in force from time to time relating to the processing of personal data and privacy, including where applicable the guidance and codes of practice issued by the information commissioner or any other supervisory authority, and the equivalent of any of the foregoing in any relevant jurisdiction; and 3.1.2. Personal data, data controller and processing shall have the meanings given to them in the dpa or, from 25 may 2018, the gdpr. 3.2. For the purposes of applicable data protection law, we (samten) are a data controller and therefore we are responsible for, and control the processing of, your personal data in accordance with applicable data protection law. Personal data has a legal definition but, in brief, it refers to information from which a living person can be identified. Such information must be protected in accordance with applicable data protection law.
4. Information we may collect about you
5. How we store your information and how long we keep it
5.1. All information you provide to us through the products is stored on our secure microsoft azure servers. 5.2. Subject to clause 5.3, we will keep your information only for as long as we need to hold it for the purposes set out in clause 8below. 5.3. If required, we will be entitled to hold information for longer periods in order to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations.
6. Legal basis for processing your information
6.1. From 25 may 2018, under applicable data protection law we may only process your information if we have a legal basis (i. E. A legally permitted reason) for doing so. For the purposes of this policy, our legal basis for processing your information is: 6.1.1. Your consent (for which see clause 7 below); or 6.1.2. Because the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract you have entered into with us (i. E. Your contract with us as set out in this policy and our products terms and conditions available at or for taking any preliminary steps that are required before you can enter into such a contract (provided we only do this at your request); or 6.1.3. Subject to your rights set out in clause 15 below, the legitimate interest of providing services to our users through the products, which requires the processing of your information to enable us to provide these services.
7. Your consent to processing
7.1. As noted above, you will be required to give consent to certain processing activities before we can process your information as set out in this policy, for example for marketing purposes under clause 9 below. Where applicable, we will seek this consent from you when you first submit information to or through the products. 7.2. If you have previously given consent you may freely withdraw such consent at any time. You can do this through your account for the products or by notifying us in writing (see clause 21 below). 7.3. If you withdraw your consent, and if we do not have another legal basis for processing your information (see clause 6 above), then we will stop processing your information. If we do have another legal basis for processing your information then we may continue to do so subject to your legal rights (for which see clause 15 below). 7.4. Please note that if we need to process your information in order to operate the products and/or provide our services, and you object or do not consent to us processing your information, the products and/or those services may not be available to you.
8. How we use your information
we may process information held about you for the following purposes: 8.1. To operate, administer, maintain, provide, analyse and improve the products and the services available through the products; 8.2. To carry out our obligations arising from any agreements entered into between you and us; 8.3. To investigate and address any comments, queries or complaints made by you regarding the products, and any similar or related comments, queries or complaints from other users; 8.4. To otherwise communicate with you for customer service purposes; 8.5. To ensure that content from the products is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device; 8.6. To conduct research, statistical analysis and behavioural analysis (including anonymizing data for these purposes), including understanding your broad, non-specific geographic location to help us identify groups of users by general geographic market (such as zip code, state or country); 8.7. To provide insights based on aggregated, anonymous data collected through the research and analysis referred to at 8.6 above; 8.8. To allow you to participate in interactive features of the products, including inputting information, providing feedback and completing surveys; 8.9. To contact you for marketing purposes if applicable (see 'marketing and opting out' in clause 9 below); 8.10. To serve our advertisements to you through third party platforms, such as facebook or google, on other sites and apps or across your devices (note that we do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to companies that host advertisements on our behalf, but we may provide them with aggregate, anonymised information about our users); 8.11. To disclose your information to selected third parties as permitted by this policy (see clause 10 below); 8.12. To notify you about changes to the products; and 8.13. To comply with our legal obligations, including obligations relating to the protection of personal data.
9. Marketing & opting out
9.1. Where you have previously ordered products or services from us we may contact you by [telephone and email] about similar or related products, services, promotions and special offers that may be of interest to you. We will inform you (during the sale process) if we intend to use your data for such purposes and give you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving such information from us. If you do not opt-out then we may contact you unless you opt-out later (see below). In addition, and if you have given permission, we may also contact you by [telephone and email] about our other products, services, promotions and special offers that may be of interest to you. We will inform you (before collecting your data) and seek your permission if we intend to use your data for such additional marketing purposes. If you prefer not to receive any direct marketing communications from us, or you no longer wish to receive them, you can opt out at any time (see below). 9.2. If you have given permission, we may contact you by [mail, telephone and email] to provide information about products, services, promotions, special offers and other information we think may be of interest to you from carefully selected third parties. We will inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes. If you would rather not receive such third party marketing information from us, or you no longer wish to receive it, you can opt out at any time (see below). 9.3. If you have given permission, we may share your personal data with carefully selected third party organisations and business partners and they may contact you directly (unless you have asked them not to do so) by [mail, telephone and email] about products, services, promotions and special offers that may be of interest to you. We will inform you (before collecting your data) and seek your permission if we intend to disclose your data to third parties for such purposes. If you prefer not to receive direct marketing communications from our business partners, or you no longer wish to receive them, you can opt out at any time (see below). 9.4. You have the right at any time to ask us, or any third party, to stop processing your information for direct marketing purposes. If you wish to exercise this right, you should contact us by sending an email to , or contact the relevant third party using their given contact details, giving us or them enough information to identify you and deal with your request. Alternatively you can follow the unsubscribe instructions in emails you receive from us or them.
10. Disclosure of your information
10.1. We may disclose your information (including personal data): 10.1.1. To other companies within our group of companies (which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the uk companies act 2006); 10.1.2. To our business partners, service providers or third-party contractors to enable them to undertake services for us and/or on our behalf (and we will ensure they have appropriate measures in place to protect your information); 10.1.3. To business partners that offer and/or provide goods or services complementary to our own where this would enhance our users experiences by offering you integrated or complementary functionality, or bundled pricing options; 10.1.4. To any prospective buyer or seller (and their represenatives) in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets; 10.1.5. If we are under a duty to disclose or share personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, including (but not limited to) any request or order from law enforcement agencies and/or hmrc in connection with any investigation to help prevent unlawful activity; and 10.1.6. To other third parties if you have specifically consented to us doing so. 10.2. We may disclose aggregated, anonymous information (i. E. Information from which you cannot be personally identified), or insights based on such anonymous information, to selected third parties, including (without limitation) analytics and search engine providers to assist us in the improvement and optimisation of the products and our services. In such circumstances we do not disclose any information which can identify you personally. 10.3. If our whole business is sold or integrated with another business your information may be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective purchasers and their advisers and will be passed on to the new owners of the business.
11. Keeping your information secure
11.1. We will use technical and organisational measures in accordance with good industry practice to safeguard your information. In particular, any payment transactions will be encrypted using ssl technology and all payment information is stored with our payment processor and is never stored on samtens servers. 11.2. While we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your information, you acknowledge that the use of the internet is not entirely secure and for this reason we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any information that is transferred from you or to you via the internet.
we may monitor and record communications with you (such as telephone conversations and emails) for the purposes of provision of services, quality assurance, training, fraud prevention and compliance purposes. Any information that we receive through such monitoring and communication will be added to the information we already hold about you and may also be used for the purposes listed in clause 8 above.
13. Overseas transfers
13.1. From time to time we may need to transfer your information to countries outside the european economic area, which comprises the eu member states plus norway, iceland and liechtenstein (eea). [non-eea countries that we may need to transfer your information to include: 13.1.1. [country], because our [group company/business partner/service provider] [is/are] based there. ] 13.2. Such countries may not have similar protections in place regarding protection and use of your data as those set out in this policy. Therefore, if we do transfer your information to countries outside the eea we will take reasonable steps in accordance with applicable data protection law to ensure adequate protections are in place to ensure the security of your information[. ][, including: 13.2.1. [use of approved contractual clauses; and] 13.2.2. [ensuring that we only transfer your information to persons or entities that are appropriately authorised and/or accredited to process personal data in compliance with applicable data protection law. ] 13.3. By submitting your information to us in accordance with this policy you consent to these transfers for the purposes specified in this policy.
14. Information ahout other individuals
if you give us information on behalf of a third party, you confirm that the third party has appointed you to act on his/her/their behalf and has agreed that you can: give consent on his/her/their behalf to the processing of his/her/their information; receive on his/her/their behalf any data protection notices; and give consent to the transfer of his/her/their information abroad (if applicable).
15. Your rights
if you are an individual, this section sets out your legal rights in respect of any of your personal data that we are holding and/or processing. If you wish to exercise any of your legal rights you should put your request in writing to us (using our contact details in clause 21 below) giving us enough information to identify you and respond to your request. 15.1. You have the right (which may be subject to the payment of a small fee depending on when you request this right) to request information about personal data that we may hold and/or process about you, including: whether or not we are holding and/or processing your personal data; the extent of the personal data we are holding; and the purposes and extent of the processing. 15.2. You have the right to have any inaccurate information we hold about you be corrected and/or updated. If any of the information that you have provided changes, or if you become aware of any inaccuracies in such information, please let us know in writing giving us enough information deal with the change or correction. 15.3. You have the right in certain circumstances to request that we delete all personal data we hold about you (the right of erasure). Please note that this right of erasure is not available in all circumstances, for example where we need to retain the personal data for legal compliance purposes. If this is the case we will let you know. 15.4. You have the right in certain circumstances to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, for example where the personal data is inaccurate or where you have objected to the processing (see clause 15.6 below). 15.5. You have the right to request a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to have it provided in a structured format suitable for you to be able to transfer it to a different data controller (the right to data portability). Please note that the right to data portability is only available in some circumstances, for example where the processing is carried out by automated means. If you request the right to data portability and it is not available to you we will let you know. 15.6. You have the right in certain circumstances to object to the processing of your personal data. If so, we shall stop processing your personal data unless we can demonstrate sufficient and compelling legitimate grounds for continuing the processing which override your own interests. If, as a result of your circumstances, you do not have the right to object to such processing then we will let you know. 15.7. You have the right in certain circumstances not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, for example where a computer algorithm (rather than a person) makes decisions which affect your contractual rights. Please note that this right is not available in all circumstances. If you request this right and it is not available to you we will let you know. 15.8. You have the right to object to direct marketing, for which see clause 9.4 above. 16. Complaints if you have any concerns about how we collect or process your information then you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, which for the uk is the uk information commissioners office (ico). Complaints can be submitted to the ico through the ico helpline by calling 0303 123 1113. Further information about reporting concerns to the ico is available at https: //ico. Org. Uk/concerns/.
17. Cookies & related tracking technologies
18. Changes to this policy
18.1. We keep this policy under regular review and may change it from time to time. If we change this policy we will post the changes on this page, and place notices on other pages within the products as applicable, so that you may be aware of the information we collect and how we use it at all times. You are responsible for ensuring that you are aware of the most recent version this policy as it will apply each time you use the products. 18.2. This policy was last updated on 18 may 2021.
19. Links to other websites & apps
19.1. Our products may contain links to other website or apps. This policy only applies to our products. If you access links to other websites or apps any information you provide to them will be subject to the privacy policies of those other websites and apps. 19.2. If you use third party services or platforms (such as facebook connect) to interact with our products we may, through such third party platforms, give you to the option to post information about your activities on our products to your profile page(s) and/or share with others within your network on such third party platforms. Where we offer this function, any information that is posted to your profile page(s) on third party platforms will be subject to the terms and policies (including privacy policies) of such platforms. It is your responsibility to ensure that information you choose to share to third party platforms through our products does not breach the terms and policies of such platforms and we will not be responsible or liable for any such breach.
this policy aims to provide you with all relevant details about how we process your information in a concise, transparent, intelligible and easily accessible form, using clear and plain language. If you have any difficulty in reading or understanding this policy, or if you would like this policy in another format (for example audio, large print or braille), please get in touch with us. 21. Contact us we welcome your feedback and questions on this policy. If you wish to contact us, please email us at